My dvd recorder suddenly will not read any dvds when I try to play them.It keeps comng up 'cannot read -try cleaning dvd'. I've tried cleaning the dvd and have tried other dvd's that I know are good.It will not even accept the cleaner for the player.
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Re: Toshiba RD-XS35 DVD Recorder
Toshiba tech support for this one.
If it is not accepting the cleaner disk - you have to wonder if something is already intere or do you mean will not rune the disk?
Inwhich case it is a drive failure and needs replacement[of drive if available] or whole machine.
Contact Toshiba first though it may be a known issue.
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First, insert the DVD into the recorder.
Then, try double-click on OPEN/CLOSE button on the remote control. You have to make it very quick - two quick clicks on the same button. If done correctly, you will first see OPEN, then CLOSE in the right corner of the screen.
When done successfully, the unit will recognize the DVD again (if the burner has not failed totally.)
I tried that with RD-XS55 (it has the same DVD-RAM drive as RD-XS35.) It is not perfect solution, but it might help temporarily. In my situation, it bring my dvd drive back to "life," so I do not need to do double-click all the time.
Let's face it, your burner is dying whether you like it or not. And new replacement would cost you around $200.
My machine has also done this since it was new. I was just about to bring it in for repair when I thought I would try one more thing. I turned on the recorder. I put in the movie that would not play and let it load (of course it would not load). I pushed the on/off button on the recorder and held it down until the "wait" message came up on the display. After the message disappeared I turned the recorder back on. To my surprise the movie loaded and played. I tried all the other movies I had trouble with and they also played. I hope this helps. I saved my self over 200 dollars in repair bills. I was quite surprised at the lack of help from toshiba.